15 May Industrial Cafeteria Tables
I was talking to a friend yesterday about her recent trip to Round Top and went back and looked at my photos from our trip last year. (we didn’t make it this spring) You can read all about it here:
P.S. Round Top is like Brimfield for Southerners.
Then I saw this photo and remembered how neat this table was. (And I also remembered how big I used to do my watermarks because I couldn’t figure out how to size them. Blogging = GIANT learning curve for me when it comes to graphic design elements)
Isn’t it so neat? Of course, I took to the World Wide Web to see if I could find any of these vintage factory/cafeteria tables for our addition. You can see in the photo below where the dining area will be, and the table needs to be a bit narrow. When I was measuring and mapping things out, I think I need something 30″ deep or less.
Immediately, I found this one on 1stDibs, but it was sold. That green makes me very happy.
These old factory tables are all really narrow so that is good. My research led me to the discovery of a company called Hudson Goods – they make reproduction versions of these tables in any size. (and also have lots of really neat industrial items)
The wood tops are reclaimed, and you can bolt them to the floor, or to boards they will send you. You can see these seats swivel out, but there are other versions where the seats flip out and in. Like this one from Urban Remains Chicago. ($3200)
This is not a reproduction, but is the real-deal table from the 1930’s that they have refurbished! Aren’t they incredible? You should peruse this site for awhile, I have a feeling I could live in their showroom!
Of course, these are beautiful and wonderful, and also way out of my price range. Is it silly to hope I will be driving by and find an old, dilapidated table like this for me to revamp?
And then, there is practicality. Is this practical? Will kids fall off of the seats? Will they kick each other when they are older since the table is narrow? Will this look neat and different, or weird? After way too long searching, the only thing I found with this type of table in an actual HOUSE was this vacation home in Georgia. (which is beautiful by the way, you should check it out) Has anyone ever heard of St. Simon’s? It looks awesome!
I did find several photos of these types of tables in restaurants and pubs.
And just for fun, Restoration Hardware has a similar kids version. I think it’s pretty neat. Is anyone else slightly mesmerized by the big people furniture they morph into Lilliputian size?
So what do you think? Would you have one of these in your home? Or am I out of my mind, ha!